Chloe B.

Editorial | Model | Fashion | Beauty
Collaboration shoot with the stunning, Donna Baldwin Agency model Chloe B., this weekend! I had a few creative concepts in mind and Chloe and I chatted, and then she brought the flirty, fun & fabulous to our natural light shoot at the awesome Studio Corp Denver creative co-working space. I would be thrilled to collab with more models to create some beauty portraits in the future. Do you have a creative concept in mind? Need updated head shots for your portfolio and comp card? I love anything from edgy & innovative, moody, everyday street inspired, classic and elegant, to light & airy and traditional. Let’s create!

"Fashions fade, style is eternal." —Yves Saint Laurent

Interior Home Remodel Photography | Real Estate Property Denver Photographer

I had the opportunity to step outside of my usual portrait photography and snap some quick photos of this recently finished renovated home, right before the new owners were going to be moving in. This stunning hi-end home is one side of a duplex project completed by the Denver construction & design company Renovar Construction. A gorgeous property located in the area known as the Berkley neighborhood or what local realtors have called the trendy & charming hotspot just northwest of downtown Denver. Love the modern crisp vibe and thoughtful consideration for space planning this home entails. Looking forward to capturing more interior or exterior design for the selling of homes and businesses, home decor projects to illustrate custom work, before/after remodels, VRBO rentals, office spaces as well as other innovative residential renovations. If you are a builder, designer, realtor or decorator needing photos of an architectural structure or property project or even if you’re just an owner wanting some nice images of your own home, I can photograph your space affordably in the Denver metro area.

Highlands Ranch Newborn Lifestyle Session | Twins + their people!

It was definitely love at first swaddle meeting this gorgeous duo in their buttery soft Lou Lou and Company wraps at this sweet newborn twins lifestyle in-home session! These brand new baby girls recently arrived to join their darling, doting family. Big brother was such a gentle protector of his tiny angel sisters and just a complete smiley joy to photograph. Mom reached out to me while she was still pregnant thinking we might squeeze in a late maternity session, but before we could make that session happen, her girls were here, so we seized the opportunity to shoot the babies cozy at home just 9 days after they were born. Between mom, dad, big brother and an extra set of helping hands from grandma we managed to create a fairly soothing space that had the girls calm, fed & happy during our shoot. I was able to capture some gently posed photos of the family on their bed as well as a few in the girls’ pale pink & gray, tenderly decorated modern nursery. The house was very well lit with lots of natural window light, which makes for a perfect setting when shooting in a client’s home. What a treasure to get the chance to photograph such a kind family and perfect newborn twin girls!

Follow along on Facebook or my Instagram feed for updates and more photography!  Want to book your own lifestyle photo session?  A lifestyle session can take place in your home or one of the natural light local creative studio spaces I utilize for my shoots. Contact Brooke Austin here for more info.

Highlands Ranch, Colorado Photographer, Brooke Austin, enjoys newborn, family, children, couples, pets, head shots & other creative photo sessions in the Denver Metro & surrounding area.

Free Printable Kids Valentines With American Revolution Toy Soldiers

Searching for that perfect allergen-friendly, candy-free cute DIY Valentine Card idea? I created these fun, gender neutral Valentines for my son to hand out to his classmates, featuring his most favorite toy ever, LITTLE PLASTIC SOLDIERS! For this year’s cards, we chose to use Revolutionary War plastic toy soldiers.

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My son is in 5th grade, so this might be his last time handing out the traditional classroom cards and having a class party! We’ve made other DIY cards, these & these, using small toys, for other elementary school years, because, well, I just like to do something a little different and liked finding slightly more boy-friendly cards for him to be excited to hand out to his school mates. And, for a cleverly fun teacher Valentine’s gift, I printed up my own wine label with heart tag to gift a teacher a bottle (#winning) a few years ago. You really can make some creative DIY gifts, using printables and basic supplies, quicker than you might think! I am all about simplistic, minimal effort, but charming DIY crafty goodness.

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My kid has been a big fan of little plastic army men toys since he was probably three years old! Such a simple, classic, enjoyable toy that has kept him busy for hours, many times! Previously, we’d done a different version of these cards using the green army men. The current Hamilton theater production hype and learning about the Revolutionary War is very exciting to my son and he even dressed up as a British soldier for his Halloween costume this past year. Of course we had to have a quick mom & son photo shoot to show off his costume last Fall. His class is going to participate in a Revolutionary War reenactment with other 5th graders in the area soon, so these cute Valentine Cards just seemed like an easy choice!

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We used this cardstock to print sturdier cards out on our home printer, these toy soliders (which my son already had) & washi tape from Target, that we had on hand at home, but you can easily purchase similar items at various places online or at a craft store near you. I created our cards printable using my favorite online editing site PicMonkey and then printed them out and cut them down to individual size.

Use our FREE PRINTABLE SOLDIER VALENTINES here! Then, the only thing you have left to do is to have your child personalize each card with their classmate’s names, salute them and wish them a Happy Valentine’s Day when they hand them out!

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Voila! You’ve got your very own homemade, unique Valentine’s Cards that work great for boys & girls and awesome for candy-free classrooms or nut-free schools! Everyone loves a little non-edible trinket thrown in the mix when kids are getting a few too many special sugary treats. And, if you prefer, you can easily include a candy treat alongside your DIY cards. Enjoy!

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